Dominic ThackrayIn 1995 Dominic Thackray was a receptionist in a zero-star hotel on the Rue de Buci on the left bank in Paris where he sometimes rented rooms out by the hour. He hopes that was the last low-rent job he ever did. Nowadays he is a graphic designer. He has been designing for BIFA since 1999. That's quite a long time now.
iSOSiSOS are specialists in Apple Mac networking and small business IT support and have been helping BIFA since 2008. Our friendly, rapid response approach to IT ensures that downtime is kept to an absolute minimum allowing our customers to focus on what they do best. As well as remote and on-site network support services, our other core areas of activity include Filemaker database development, small business website design, website hosting services, Search Engine Optimisation and Apple Mac repairs.
SociatechSociatech is a group of brand communication and digital media specialists.
We specialise in helping brands and organisations leverage technology to build a loyal following. Our winning ideas are based on our insight of audience cultures and consumer trends, our experience of growing healthy communities and our acute understanding of the latest and nascent technologies. Small but strong. Our people have worked with and for some of the biggest brands in the world. They come from marketing, communications, PR, TV production, mobile, web, apps, social media and many other areas of the media space.
In a nutshell. here are a few ways we help brands with social engagement. We can;
- Help develop a cohesive social media strategy, both on a brand and a campaign level.
- Assist you in developing your social media personality and tone of voice, in line with existing brand values and style.
- Advise on the most appropriate platforms for social media engagement.
- Develop and document good policy and practice for your organisation.
- Help train your staff in daily social media engagement.
- Manage online reputation, particularly in a crisis.
- Help measure both your standalone and comparative social media presence.
- Continually monitor your social media reach and engagement.
GS Productions LtdGSP have created and managed bespoke events since 1997. They are widely regarded as a market leading boutique events agency with an outstanding reputation and pride themselves on their creativity, attention to detail and passion for delivering amazing experiences. GSP fundamentally believes that for an event to be different it must not only be unique, but legendary, discussed not only in the following weeks, but for years to come. GSP are the production team for BIFA 2012.
Michael Simkins LLPIn 1998 Annabel Hickox, the widow of Douglas Hickox, approached BIFA with an annual bequest from the Hickox estate. In recognition of Douglas’ commitment and support for new talent, BIFA inaugurated the Douglas Hickox Award, which is given to a director of British film for their feature debut.
The Simkins law firm, which advised Douglas, support the winner film-maker by offering legal advice free of charge.